Tolkien Would Hate This Podcast Part 1: Fans, Interpretation, and Adaptation
Hosts & Guests
(she/they) A queer Tolkien scholar and Zelda nerd interested in adaptation, audience reception, and biography.
(she/her) An acquirer of books, a queer-rights activist, serves as as the Subscriptions Steward of the Mythopoeic Society, and is a Professional Nerd (okay, technically it’s an unpaid internship).
(she/her) Just another weird Tolkien geek living in the Grey Havens (also known as Seattle WA) with two rabbits and far too few books.
Robin A. Reid, “A Queer Atheist Feminist Autist Responds to Donald Williams’s ‘Keystone or Cornerstone? A Rejoinder to Verlyn Flieger on the Alleged ‘Conflicting Sides’ of Tolkien’s Singular Self’.” Mythlore.
About This Episode
We’re back! In this new series of episodes, Alica, Grace, and Leah tackle the criticism that “Tolkien would hate this podcast” for a whole host of reasons: We (and our listeners) are too Queer, too Progressive, not Catholic enough, too ‘woke’, or too willing to accept multiple and even contradictory readings. In this first episode of a series, we talk about Tolkien’s attitudes about his fans, reader interpretation/response to his works, and adaptation.
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